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The Promise of Daejeon

Friday, August 28, 2009

After having heard that it takes about three years to plant one million trees, children decide to shape their future. 550 future leaders out of 107 countries voted for a clear signal to today's leaders at the UNEP TUNZA International Children and Youth Conference in South Korea. The children'...

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T-shirts free of charge

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

We will send t-shirts on a first come first serve basis to you for your tree planting activities. Please place your order by email as soon as possible. We send out packages with 40 t-shirts each (size S= 20 pieces, size M = 10 pieces, size L = 10 pieces). If this does not at all fit your nee...

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Adults all over the world support the children: From Kofi Annan to Wei Wei

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The conference on Human Impact of Climate Change took place this year on the 23rd and 24th of June, a conference where Felix Finkbeiner was the only child attending it. Felix used his attendance to win supporters for Plant-for-the-Planet, in personal chats with the participants but also with a publi...

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Plant-for-the-Planet News

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

"One tree per student" The annual garden party at the Grundschule an der Burmesterstraße took place this year on the 26th of July. The school is located in the north of Munich, in Freimann. The annual party is a long-lasting tradition yet this year the students decided to uni...

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A symbolic tree for Dresden

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Within the national student initiative Plant-for-the-Planet, students from the Gymnasium Bürgerwiese planted a symbolic maple tree in attendance of principal Jens Reichel, chief officer for public greens and solid waste management Detlef Thiel, division manager of the Akademie der Sächsisc...

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The bet

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Supporting the student initiative Plant-for-the-Planet, the youth organization in Sandl bet against mayor Alois Pils that they would manage to plant 100 tress on May 17th 2009. In cooperation with Austria's 1 million trees campaign, the youth organization was able to plant 100 trees durin...

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Plant-for-the-Planet Duisburg is off to a good start

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The official kick-off of the Duisburg Environmental Days was on June 5th but 80 students ages 10-12 were already trained to become climate ambassadors a week early. The Plant-for-the-Planet Academy on May 30th not only taught the kids why were are stuck in a climate crisis but also offered concre...

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11-year-old becomes successor of Angela Merkel

Thursday, June 11, 2009

11-year-old Felix Finkbeiner is stepping into the footsteps of Angela Merkel by becoming the youngest ever patron of the Duisburg Environmental Days 2009. At age 9 he founded the now nationally active student initiative Plant-for-the-Planet with the goal to plant a million trees by the end of 200...

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Deutsche Welle supports Plant-for-the-Planet

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Germany's youngest climate campaigner envisions greener future Felix says he hopes the Plant for the Planet project will take root An 11-year-old boy is at the heart of an initiative that will see children plant 1 million trees planted across Germany by the end of the year. Felix Fink...

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Imagine all the soldiers marching for the Earth!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Nairobi, 24 February 2009 - The world's armies and UN peacekeepers around the globe should join the Billion Tree Campaign as it strives to reach its target of 7 billion trees planted by the end of 2009, according to Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai. Speaking during the UN Environment Prog...

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Al Gore meets Plant for the Planet

Friday, October 31, 2008

Before his speech at the Munich Public Water Economy, Al Gore was presented a Plant for the Planet t-shirt by Felix Finkbeiner. The Nobel Prize winner was so impressed by the youth initiative, that he later referred to it in his speech as a good example of how people, particularly children can get i...

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Prince El Hassan of Jordan enthusiastic about Plant for the Planet

Friday, October 31, 2008

On October 18th Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan has was awarded the Augsburg Peace Prize. Prof. Dr. Hans Küng gave the address. Dr. Ernst Oeffner, prize jury chairman spoke of Prince El Hassan as a "bridge-builder between East and West", "tireless organizer of dialogue betw...

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UNEP Website Again to Report About Plant for the Planet Germany

Friday, May 23, 2008

The Plant for the Planets activities for the International Day of the Tree (Arbor Day) resulted in unexpected participation and attention. Over 300 German newspapers, radio and TV stations were prompted to report on this student initiative. The UNEP Billion Tree Campaign website also reports our act...

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Plant-for-the-Planet News January

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

2007 was a great success for the Plant-for-the-Planet Initiative. More than 60,000 new trees were planted or pledged, including the participation of over 250 schools. Hundreds of teenagers were able to set a good example for global action. The last tree planting action of 2007 took place in Lange...

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German Toyota Dealers donate 10,000 trees

Friday, December 14, 2007

On the national meeting of the German Toyota Dealers Association (THV) the 10 years old Felix Finkbeiner gave a speech, explaining the concept of the Plant-for-the-Planet-Initiative. Burkard Weller, president of the association spontaneously donated 10,000 trees. Many dealers agreed to organise l...

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Planting trees in Australia and the UK

Friday, November 30, 2007

The students' initiative Plant-for-the-Plant is attracting supporters from as far as Australia and the UK. The Australian Peninsula School planted over 600 trees on the school grounds with the aim of offsetting their emissions. They call their movement PEACE: Peninsula Environmental Action Cr...

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10,000 new trees and many new friends

Friday, November 9, 2007

Plant-for-the-Planet "Lets make the April 25th 2008 the day of the tree". That's the wish of Felix (10) and Franziska (11) addressed to the the hundreds of visitors in the town hall of Weilheim. The two pre-teens represent the scholars of all 7 schools in Weilheim. Their demand i...

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Growing support in Germany

Friday, November 2, 2007

60 oaks for Göttingen (Germany) On October 6th 2007, stundents of the Georg-Christoph-Lichtenberg Gesamtschule (IGS) Göttingen planted 60 oaks. Students collect for climate protection Students of the Aldinger Grund- und Hauptschule collected 4000 Euros for the UNEP's internati...

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Plant-for-the-Planet

Friday, October 5, 2007

So far 72 schools have joined the Plant-for-the-Planet Initiative in Germany. All of them doing forestation projects. Many other schools will plant trees within the next weeks. Another highly welcome development is the official support for the students through the ministries for education of the...

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Youth plant at the Tunza International Youth Conference

Friday, September 21, 2007

130 young participants of the Tunza International Youth Conference in Leverkusen, Germany met for a tree planting event on their last day of the conference in the Edith-Weide street in Leverkusen nearby a forest. As part of the "Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign" they planted...

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